mrtcsm wrote:Cole is just not good at scoring. At least not yet. Seems like he lacks “the touch”. A lot of his misses go in and out. Hope eventually with more confidence his shots will start going in as he also learns to get better shots. At least he is helping us get into the loto
Its a weird thing with him, becouse he is actually quite good finishing around the rim. His efficiency is hurt by those runners/floaters. I have no idea why he takes those. Not a great shot and he is clearly not good with them. I predict he will attack the rim more with his atletecism. He was always a very good shooter, even in college. I believe his percentages will go up eventually.
His efficiency is hurt by those runners/floaters.
No, his efficiency is hurt because he has no jumpshot. He shoots 4/22 ( 18% ) from wide open 3s. Nobody can help him if he can't make wide open shot.
I have no idea why he takes those.
Because once he is inside pick&roll action, he is very limited passer and looks for his shots first. Just does not have required BBIQ to figure he can't make them. Story of his post highschool career.
I predict he will attack the rim more with his atletecism.
I didn't see any of it. Took him 11 games to make first dunk. However he is being cought flat footed on defense every game. Not many players Jeff Teague can take off dribble that easly nowdays, Cole is still one of them.
He is too weak, has very little body control, there is no way he will be good at attacking rim any time soon.
He also has t-rex arms so any hope of some acrobatic layups isn't there. He only took 13% of all shots inside 3 feet. We talk about 16-19 shots so far. At college he averaged 0,19 dunks per game and was just beyond terrible shooter around rim. As you can see, him being athletic in open gym had no translation to him being rim attacker even at college. Hint: 2 legs vertical isn't most useful thing for non-center in basketball.
He was always a very good shooter, even in college.
Not really. His efficiency at college was dreadful. He shot 35% for 3 at college and 38% for 3 in EYBL. That's mid range game for nba.
Overall he is what he is. He was ultimate - free-fall stock player that serious, smart teams would not touch. He is very simall shooting guard who isn't very gifted nor creative shooter nor scorer. He is great FT shooter as probably direct result of being son of former pro basketball player from 90s so you know he was shooting those FTs whole his life as it was part of 90s basketball drill.
Other than that that there is not much to say or add. Probably should have been mid 20s, first round, or early second round pick.
Weltman pretty much flushed down the toilet another pick. Bamba, Iwundu,Frazier, Okeke, Jackson, Cole Anthony...
In 5 years he menaged to draft 1 role player that has any purpose in modern basketball. Epic.. Just epic. How him and that Bucks former GM clown still have a job is beyond me.